I started with 4' ripped 2X4's. Painted them different colors and wiped them with stain.
Mostly for looks, I tacked a couple of cross beams to the top.
I used thinner boards to create a support box. The pieces are 45'' and 10'' long.
As luck would have it, I happened to have 4 legs that I bought in the AS-IS section of Ikea about a year ago. I had totally forgotten about them, so it was a pretty sweet surprise. The garage fairies must have been smiling down on me! The legs were only a buck a piece at the time, so I couldn't pass them up. I unscrewed the double sided screws with pliers and nailed the legs onto my table.
I wasn't really paying attention to the SIZE of the legs, which were countertop height. The table looked like a sick giraffe with those suckers, so I decided to add some more stuff.
I made 2 more boxes using the same measurements that I used for the first support box and tacked them around the legs.
Then I put a couple of 2X2's across the bottom to make a crate type of box.
All that was left was paint!
I was pretty excited that I could fit books inside of it:) That's handy.
Now I have a place to put a lamp, an extra bookshelf and I didn't have to spend a dime!
Yay for wood shop/garage scraps!!!!